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Backcountry Skiing in Niseko: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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Explore arguably the world’s best powder on your skis!

Located in the island of Hokkaido, Niseko is Japan’s most renowned ski resort, with some of the best powder snow in the world! Its famous light snow attracts local and foreigner skiers every season. In winter, this fabulous ski resort gets 4 meters of snow more than any other resort in the world! Step into your touring skis and head out into Niseko’s amazing backcountry terrain for an unforgettable experience. Choose from our selection of trips below and discover this powder paradise for yourself. Explore-Share.com only promotes trips led by certified guides. 

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FAQs: Backcountry Skiing in Niseko

What should I know about Backcountry Skiing Niseko?

Located on the island of Hokkaido in the northern-most part of Japan, Niseko is a skiers paradise. The slopes of Mt. Yotei, which towers over the city, are perfect for advanced and intermediate skiers. The city has four resorts around it with an array of different pistes for skiers of all levels. It is also located nearby to kiroro, a lovely and remote area for some excellent skiing; rusutsu, which is perfect for tree skiing; and Sapporo Teine, which is known for its steep terrain and stunning ocean views.  

Why should I choose Niseko for my Backcountry Skiing adventure?

Perfect powder

Due to its unique geographic location, Niseko receives about 350 centimeters of snow annually. Combined with the low temperatures, this keeps the snow in the perfect condition for backcountry skiing all winter long.

Something for everyone

The sheer variety of backcountry ski routes in and around Niseko means that there is something here appropriate for skiers of all levels. Whether it is your first time strapping into ski boots or you are a seasoned pro, there are runs here for you.

Take in the culture

Niseko has a very unique and distinct culture from the rest of Japan. When you are not out on the slopes, enjoy some of the local sites. There are hot springs in the city, numerous breweries in Sapporo and the unique wines in Furano all waiting for you to discover them.

What can I expect from the weather during my Backcountry Skiing trip in Niseko?

During the winter, Niseko gets plenty of snow. It is often awarded as the second snowiest place on earth and winter temperatures are generally below freezing.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Niseko region?


What currency is accepted around Niseko?

Japanese yen

How many days should I allocate for my Niseko Backcountry Skiing experience?

This depends on how much free time you have. Guides offer an array of options from single-day outings to week-long treks.

What's the country code for the Niseko region?


When is the best time to travel to Niseko for Backcountry Skiing?

During the winter, from mid-December to March.

What people are saying about Backcountry Skiing | Niseko



Hello there, I didn't go on a guided tour and it wasn't intended to go there on the 14th February. I still had been chating with the guide Wataru, about the dates and arrangements. At 14th February it was never intended to go on a tour. Sorry, maybe my fault, but this did go wrong. Actually I have no access the chating-protocol with Waturu anymore to proof that we were still trying to find a date. Due to an infect I'm not going to be able to go on a tour with Waturu before I leave. Would you please be so kind to consider a refund of my payment, as to the above mentioned reasons. Kind regards Sascha


our experience with Daisuke was outstanding. He knows very well the island and he managed to take us every day in places with fresh snow without tracks :-).



We had a wonderful day with Yasuko. He was very informative and spoke English very well. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for a great time ski touring or split boarding Mt. Yotei


Explore-share managed to find me a very good ski guide, but would have been nice to get in touch with the guide earlier after the transaction was done



Everything was peerfect and prepered for our grup (six persons). Our Guide Yuki is a very nice guy and very good mountain guide. It is important to have Japanese guide in Hokkaido:)

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